Holding back on hydration is one of the first things women do to combat light bladder leakage (LBL). We explain why this isn’t so good for you, and how you can do more for your body with H20.
Drinking water comes easily for some people – they just really enjoy it. For others, it can be a little bit harder to embrace the H20. And then there are some who avoid it because they think it will add to their bladder weakness.
It’s a myth.
In fact, the concentration of urine from low hydration can actually irritate the bladder.
Symptoms may also get worse when you are stressed, or triggered by caffeine or alcohol.
So don’t avoid drinking water, but stick to sipping often throughout the day versus large amounts at one time. Also try keeping a diary of foods and drinks which might make your light bladder leakage worse. This will help you understand whether certain acidic, spicy or salty foods are having an effect on your bladder.
It’s a common belief we need to drink eight glasses of water a day for optimal health. This is isn’t actually necessary as most of what we need is already in our food, but there are still lots of reasons to drink plenty of water.
Water can keep your weight down.
If you are hungry and it’s between meal times, have a glass of water before you reach for the chocolate biscuits.
Water helps energise your muscles during exercise. When muscle cells don't have enough fluid, performance can be compromised as they don’t work as well. Make sure you drink a small amount of water before, as well as during exercise.
Water helps you look good.
If you’re dehydrated, your skin can look dry and more wrinkled than normal. When you are properly hydrated your kidneys work at their best to get rid of excess fluids.
If you are holding back on water, it’s time to stop.
With Poise® products, you can feel comfortable and confident in the knowledge that Poise® liners and pads are specifically designed for light bladder leakage, with up to twice the absorbency of sanitary products – whether you’re at yoga, out for a run, or in everyday life.
Reclaim your right to hydrate with Poise®.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified health care professional with any questions regarding your concerns.